GOP Rep. Steve King Defends Rape And Incest: “Would There Be Any Population Left” Without Those Things?

USA Today reports:

Rep. Steve King told an Iowa crowd Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest throughout human history. “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” he said at the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa.

“Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know that I can’t say that I was not a part of a product of that.” King was discussing his defense of not allowing exceptions for rape and incest in the legislation he tried to pass in Congress. Republican leadership had prevented bills he sponsored on banning abortions from advancing, King said.